Coronado Brewing Company is crowned best in the world, with a Silver and Gold medal to boot
Coronado, CA, April 14, 2014 — For the next two years, Coronado Brewing will reign as the champion among all mid-size brewers in the world, having received the highly coveted Champion Brewery/Champion Brewmaster Award this past weekend, hosted by the Brewers Association. The awards were presented at the conclusion of Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America® in Denver, CO and are arguably the most prestigious awards in craft brewing. The World Beer Cup is held biennially during the CBC and the World Beer Cup awards brewers worldwide for their achievements in brewing quality craft beer.
As the company gains more social media fans and its restaurant and tasting room are more packed than ever, Coronado Brewing also now has validation
from the brewing governing body of 219 judges from all over the world. The Southern California brewer also walked away with a Gold medal for their Islander IPA and a Silver for Old Scallywag.
Presented with thousands of choices in the beer aisle and on beer taps, what this means to the average craft beer drinker is that any beer they choose from Coronado Brewing is brewed by the best in its class. In fact, this year’s event was particularly competitive; the proportion of breweries winning one or more awards was only 18 percent, compared to 27 percent in 2012. There was a 75.6 percent increase in breweries competing this year versus 2012, which had 799 breweries that entered beers in the competition. A total of 253 breweries took home awards in 2014, a 16.6 percent increase over 2012.
“It is a huge honor to win one medal at World Beer Cup, so winning two and Champion Mid-size brewery is epic!” Said company president and Coronado native Rick Chapman. “It is a privilege to be recognized by the Brewers Association and to be in the company of previous multiple time winner Firestone Walker.”
Chapman’s brother Ron, company co-founder and CEO added; “I am very proud of our team of brewers. Winning two medals and Champion Mid-size Brewery and Brewmaster is well deserved for Shawn Dewitt, our director of brewery operations as well as Ryan Brooks, our head brewer.”